LANGUAGE OF THE ROBE AMERICAN INDIAN TRADE BLANKETS First Edition
Written by Robert W. Kapoun with Charles J. Lohrmann
The First Book for Collectors of the Trade Blanket
"For all Native American cultures, from the Plains and Southwest people to the tribes of the Northwest Coast, the blanket makes a visual statement of "Indianness." Within the tribe or pueblo, the blanket is a statement of an individual's bond to the older, traditional ways, to roots that run deep. As a gift the blanket is an important acknowledgement of friendship, gratitude and respect. Today, trade blankets are collectibles, especially those that were made prior to World War II. Language of the Robe identifies, classifies, and presents the history of the trade blanket. It has become a classic reference for collectors and blanket enthusiasts."
1997, First Paperback Edition, Later Printing Illustrated with vintage black-and-white and full color photographs NEW, and in New Condition
$26.95 USPS Media Mail postage, including a tracking number, is $5.00
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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF NAVAJO RUGS First Edition Written by Marian E. Rodee
"This history of Navajo weaving is a revised, expanded, and updated version of Marian Rodee's 1981 classic book Old Navajo Rugs: their Development from 1900 to 1940. Designed for the general reader, museum goer, or collector, the book offers a guide to identifying and dating rugs by means of weaving materials. Rodee also provides historical background on the great Navajo weavers and especially on the traders who bought rugs from the Navajo - Cotton, Moore, Hubbell, Bloomfield, McSparron, and others, all of whom had some influence on the development of the craft and patterns of Navajo weaving. For anyone who enjoys looking at Navajo rugs, and especially for those considering buying them, this book is an indispensable and informative guide."
Cover price $29.95 1995, Stated First Edition Soft cover with black-and-white illustrations and a full-color section New and in new condition $17.99 USPS Media Mail postage, including a tracking number, is $4.00
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WEAVING ARTS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN
1978 First Edition Written by Frederick J. Dockstader
"Tracing Indian weaving from pre-historic times to the present, this lavishly illustrated volume explores the technical, social, and economic influences on the development of this richly diverse art form. The author breaks North America into geographical areas and discusses the distinguishing characteristics of the woven work of the tribes in each region. Over 64 pages of full-color and over 100 black-and-white illustrations display the variety and beauty of these masterpieces of design."
1978, First Edition Hardcover with dust jacket and protective plastic cover. The book and dust jacket are in like new condition. The dust jacket has been price clipped and there is a stamped, and signed, bookplate of a former owner on the first free endpaper.